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Postby nakatago » Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:12 am

yogaloungeforever wrote:I don't have to! I speak from experience.

And frankly as moderator you should watch your language. You are no better than a racist. You certainly give a bad impression to visiting forumers.

Anyhow, since that threat you made at me in another thread I don't have respect for peeps like you hence I will stop here. Even if you are going to set off another response I will just read it and shrug it as, 'huh, what ever'!


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yogaloungeforever wrote:Honestly speaking and from years of living in this country, your best bet is the SCT because if the LL does not turn up for the consultation / hearing and judgement is passed and LL does not conform, that goes as a black mark on his profile and will affect particularly his applications for jobs.

What a complete BS. Of course you can prove me wrong quoting some reliable references.



Watch it. Keep the fiery discussions of a thread contained in that thread. You may beg to differ but he raises a valid point in this particular case.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:43 am

yogaloungeforever wrote:I don't have to! I speak from experience.

And frankly as moderator you should watch your language. You are no better than a racist. You certainly give a bad impression to visiting forumers.

Anyhow, since that threat you made at me in another thread I don't have respect for peeps like you hence I will stop here. Even if you are going to set off another response I will just read it and shrug it as, 'huh, what ever'!


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yogaloungeforever wrote:Honestly speaking and from years of living in this country, your best bet is the SCT because if the LL does not turn up for the consultation / hearing and judgement is passed and LL does not conform, that goes as a black mark on his profile and will affect particularly his applications for jobs.


What a complete BS. Of course you can prove me wrong quoting some reliable references.


Oh, I am just an ordinary user if I don undersign "Moderator".

So you are saying the judicial system in Singapore allows marking someone in future job application based on a civil case? This is very interesting. I am sure not only me would like to hear about your experience.
Pity you can not point to any solid source of information and prefer, as usual to go personal rather then take part in conversation based on some facts.

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And now the part from the Moderator (we mark it in different color so it can be more easily distinguished) as you apparently called for one.
You are entitled to your own opinion. In immediate future you will be fine as long as you don't:

- make racist remarks
- (trying to) insult other users

Your conversation "style" is based on trying to redicule your opponents and personal attacks. That is also not going to work here for longer time. Your personal opinion about me (and vice-versa) is irrelevant as long as you adhere to the forum rules. Good lack. You are being closely watched.

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Postby yogaloungeforever » Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:53 am

Just to bring the thread back to its original theme.

I would suggest you try to meet with the owner / MD of the property company. I tried this method last time when I had to get back my deposit and it worked. If this fails you might want to go to the SCT. If you are going to meet with the owner of the property company I would suggest holding off the legal letters until such time this method does not work. However I am willing to take a bet that this will work. Most of the time higher management does not know what's really happening on the ground.

As for the SCT, there's a waiting time of at least 1 -2 weeks, depending on the number of registered cases. But once you get a slot you might want to get yourself prepared with all the evidences - which will help your case tremendously.

Good luck!


LynHuds wrote:Do you mean the Small Claims Court? I am just online looking at their details now. I don't mind spending a bit of $ to get advice from a lawyer. I need things done speedily. I do think that we will end up going the SCC route. Thing is though I won't be around to sort it out as I am leaving in a week. I have been advised by my estate agent (who is actually very good and has tried to reason with them) that in her 25 years of experience most LL's pay up when they get a legal letter as they don't want the agro.

My LL is not a Singaporean and it is a property company that I am dealing with who own and rent out loads of apartments. I think that the problems I am facing are largely due to the people I have to deal with in the office who are clearly incompetent and unprofessional and who really do not get that if I have an email from them saying "I agree that the floors where scratched when you moved in" they then cannot go ahead and charge me for that. The really just don't understand this. I really cannot get my head around the idiocy.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:54 am

yogaloungeforever, I've tried to stay out of this as I've taken you to task before. Additionally I know where your are coming from but you are way, way out of line. Please refrain. Additionally, your recent problems are not because of the SCT, but more like in spite of the SCT. If your offline attitude is anywhere near to your online persona, I think, possibly, you create some of your own problems. Good luck, but please refrain from the non-stop personal and racial barrage.

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Postby yogaloungeforever » Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:01 pm

No idea what you are trying to state there for a mo but I have taken the SCT route and it has worked for me. As for the earlier statement on judgement not being adhered and having a black mark on their profile, this has been communicated to me from sources within the legal fraternity.

as for personal / racial barrage, and reading from other threads i am obviously not the only poster doing it and so i wonder why I'm being targeted. As mentioned it's unfortunate that it's focussing on a particular race because that's my experience. Maybe I should use a different term, just like yourself, next time I were to speak from experience.



sundaymorningstaple wrote:[color=blue]yogaloungeforever, I've tried to stay out of this as I've taken you to task before. Additionally I know where your are coming from but you are way, way out of line. Please refrain. Additionally, your recent problems are not because of the SCT, but more like in spite of the SCT If your offline attitude is anywhere near to your online persona, I think, possibly, you create some of your own problems. Good luck, but please refrain from the non-stop personal and racial barrage.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:51 pm

OP, try with the official letter from a lawyer. This is IMHO your only solid hope because SCT, as we learned from some other posters, is far from being perfect (effective). You will probably win your case in SCT but this is only where the real difficulty starts. After winning, if the LL still still refuses to pay, you have to get a writ and engage a bailiff. This costs money, time and does not guaranty any success. I agree with the other poster, that the LL being a company is probably something good (less stronger greed factor), but on the other hand they will likely have their own lawyers => they will know what to do to make the situation (you being a foreigner and about to leave the country) working in their favor.

Going full whistle in a regular process will cost you more than your deposit with a chance to recover all the expenses (including legal) but again with no guaranty.


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